Offshore Pipeline Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to construct, alter or operate an offshore petroleum pipeline in NSW.

The licence will allow you to operate, commence or continue construction, alteration or reconstruction of a:

  • pipeline
  • secondary line or water line
  • pumping station, tank station or value.

This licence applies to activities within three nautical miles from the NSW coast.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must provide:

  • proposed design, construction, size and capacity of the pipeline
  • proposals of the work and expenditure in respect of the construction of the pipeline
  • evidence of technical qualifications and advice available
  • evidence of the financial resources available
  • evidence of any agreements entered into, or proposed to be entered into, for or in relation to the supply or conveyance by means of the pipeline
  • a plan, drawn to an approved scale, of the route to be followed by the pipeline, the sites of pumping stations, tank stations and valve stations to be used in connection with the pipeline and the site of any pumping station, tank station or valve station that you intend to be declared to be a terminal station on connection with the pipeline.


Up to 21 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $3000.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $80.00

For each kilometre, or part of a kilometre, of the length of the pipeline. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $1200.00

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All -

Transfer fees:

  • generally - $600.00
  • for related corporations - $3000.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $600.00

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Petroleum (Offshore) Act 1982 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation 2016 New South Wales

Lodgement process


You must lodge your application in the approved form accompanied by any relevant fees.

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

Division of Resources and Geoscience

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.